After strategic analysis of the best options to accelerate growth at TDSi and augment the launch of the new GARDiS ONVIF Profile A and C compatible hardware and software platforms and the journey towards offering Access Control-as-a-Service (ACaaS) capability for customers and the market, TDSi has agreed to be acquired by the Vitaprotech Group, the specialist in access control and security systems and technologies for critical sites.
Backed by BPI France and Eurazeo PME since July last year, Vitaprotech Group’s overriding goal is to become a European market leader in security for buildings and to strengthen its presence in physical access security for critical sites. The Group brings together manufacturers specialising in intrusion detection, access control, building management and video analysis and boasts 260 employees at six sites around the world.
This acquisition continues Vitaprotech Group’s dynamic and steady growth strategy which has included several acquisitions in the market over the last couple of years. The deal aligns perfectly with Vitaprotech Group’s and TDSi’s growth strategy to develop export sales of technological security solutions for myriad sites worldwide. Vitaprotech Group can now expand its access control portfolio, strengthen its export presence and access international distribution networks in the sector.
Founded in 1982 and based in Poole, TDSi specialises in designing, manufacturing and supporting solutions for access control and video surveillance and their integration with other electronic security and building management products. This merger will allow the business to speed up the finalisation of its new range of GARDiS products including the launch of ACaaS through the GARDiS ONVIF compatible open source software platform and to benefit from the additional resources that the Vitaprotech Group brings to strengthen its market penetration in markets it currently doesn’t service through the use of Vitaprotech Group’s business development and sales teams.
For over 35 years now, TDSi has been offering a vast range of readers, controllers and software systems through its customer network primarily in the UK, France, the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East. For Vitaprotech Group’s perimeter intrusion detection business, TDSi will now become the logistics and technical support base in the UK, in turn delivering better service for the UK market.